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The 27th anniversary award was given on 18 January 2009, or 18 Chaos 3175.  Like
the awards given by the original group, the specific reasons are not listed on the
awards.
This year was the third year the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild gave the
Order of the Pineapple. The two winners had a distant connection; the first Discordian
pieces Reverend Loveshade wrote were for a possible collection considered by Steve
Jackson.
STEVE
JACKSON
Steve Jackson is a rare honoree as e was not a member of the ECG nor is e a member
of the D & D of the ECG.  But es company,
Steve Jackson Games, published the
most-circulated version of
Principia Discordia under Steve's direction. Steve was the
prime promoter for making the
Apocrypha Discordia sequel (which was actually
compiled independently by Rev. DrJon Swabey), created the
Illuminati card game,
encouraged the development of several Discordian/Illuminati projects, and spoke of the
Men in Black before they became the topic of a movie.
Steve Jackson
REVEREND
LOVESHADE
Reverend Loveshade
Reverend Loveshade, aka The Rev and Revy Love, was the founder of the Discordian
Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild. Es short story "Five Blind Men and an
Elephant" is perhaps the most reprinted Discordian piece of a
ny of the neo-Discordians
(non-originals)
, and has appeared in several collections. E was the primary author and
editor of
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht which was noted by Alan
Moore
, R. Crumb, S. John Ross, Sondra London, Adam Gorightly, Robert Anton Wilson
(who saw an early draft),
Greg Hill, and several others. (R.L. prefers genderless
pronounces, thus "e" instead of "he," "es" instead of "his," etc.
Upon winning the
award, Steve said,
"Thank you very much
for the bromeliadic
honor! To the ranks of
flaxscrip and hempscrip
we can now add
pineapplescrip . . ."  For
those who don't know, a
pineapple is a
bromeliadic fruit.  The
term is occasionally
used in Society of
Creative Anachronism
(SCA) heraldry, and
Steve used to be active
as an SCA baron.
Upon winning the
award, The Rev. said,
"Cool!  Now I've been
pineappled.  And I
didn't have to wait 25
years to get it."  (
Zeus,
co-founder and
founding president of
the Ek-sen-triks
CluborGuild, was finally
made a member of the
O.P. in the award's
25th year.  Revy Love
founded the D & D of
the ECG 15 years
before receiving the
award).
The image of Pat Pineapple in the background is by
Toby Bruno and used with permission.  We released
the white textured wallpaper into the public domain.
The fourth group to award the
Order of the Pineapple long
claimed to be the second group.
This was the Discordian Division of
the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild, and it
started with the original award's
25th anniversary.